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Egypt jails killers of Coptic Christians

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 08:22

A court in Egypt jailed three people for life and two to seven years for creating a "terrorist" group and killing four Copts in 2010, a judicial official said.

Christian, Muslim clash in Egypt leaves 15 wounded

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 23:51

Egyptian security officials say a clash between Christians and Muslims that saw homes and a church burned in a southern city have left 15 people wounded.

Clashes after funeral of Egypt Coptic Christians

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 22:13

Clashes broke out on Sunday outside the Egyptian capital`s Coptic cathedral after funeral prayers were held for four Christians killed in sectarian clashes, witnesses said.

7 Egyptian Christians sentenced to death over anti-Islam film

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 18:51

The Cairo Criminal Court handed down the death penalty to the seven Egyptian Christians, including the film`s maker.

Hundreds march in Egypt to mourn slain Christians

Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 00:24

Coptic Christianity in Egypt dates back to the first century and the language used in its liturgy can be traced to the speech of Egypt`s pharaohs.

Egyptian activist jailed for defying prosecutor

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 12:21

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd-el-Fatth, who has been accused of inciting violence during an October 9 demonstration by Coptic Christians here, has been jailed for 15 days.

Egyptian police arrest 42 for arson, violence

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 13:33

Egyptian police arrested 42 people for allegedly indulging in arson and sectarian violence as communal clashes continued in the Nagaa Hammadi town.

Pope condemns murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt

Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 21:11

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday condemned the murder of six Coptic Christians in a January 6 attack in Egypt, and denounced violence against Christians.